Bands, Singers & Musicians

17 Crash

17 Crash 17 Crash Glam hard rock band 17 Crash from Livorno was formed in 2011 by Phil Hill (drums), Fudd and Kiko Zozzo (guitar), with the aim of creating a melodic hard rock band with a blues sound.

Andy Paoli


Andy Paoli (at the Hard Rock Café in Paris, 2008) Andy Paoli (at the Hard Rock Café in Paris, 2008) Livorno born Andy Paoli has been playing guitar for more than 25 years. He began at the age of 8 and soon started performing in front of an audience in a rock band covering Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and other rock stuff.

A few years later Andy developed a love of Blues  and studied for hours every day through the masters of blues, such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, BB King, Buddy Guy, Albert King and Freddie King. He fell in love with Jimi Hendrix, his style and his amazing sound, and he realised that Fender Strat and a Marshall amp were the best match ever!

Appaloosa

Appaloosa Appaloosa Appaloosa was founded in 1998 in Livorno (Tuscany) thanks to Enrico Pistoia and Niccolò Mazzantini . After some changes in the line-up, a number of gigs and their first recording sessions, in  2000 they were joined by drummer Marco Zaninello. At this time they also decided to devote their music to an instrumental sound which blends noise tones with funk and psychedelic attitudes. in April 2004 Simone Di Maggio joined the band, bringing some laptop electronics to their compositions.  They have played at many important festivals and did a mini tour in Spain in 2005 supported by videomaker Martino Chiti.

Beppe Scardino

Beppe Scardino Beppe Scardino Beppe Scardino is a baritone saxophonist, bass clarinetist and composer.
He studied with Dimitri Grechi Espinoza and in 2002 and 2003 collaborated with the Congolese artist Ludovic Goma Parfait, researcher into the therapeutic traditions of Kongò cultures.
He has attended master classes with some of the world's greatest jazz musicians, including  Anthony Braxton, jazz saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, Muhal Richard Abrahams and Rob Brown, and he is a member of the collective-label El Gallo Rojo Records.

Beppe also leads a sextet called Orange Room, (El Gallo Rojo Records) which has taken part in some of the most important festivals and venues for creative music in Italy, including: Centro d'Arte Padova, MetJazz (Prato), Risonanze - Teatro Fondamenta Nuove (Venezia), An Insolent Noise (Pisa).
He graduated in jazz at the Bologna Music Conservatory with a thesis on the late Coltrane.